Blasts hit Pak Army depot near Islamabad

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 14:01

Islamabad: At least three blasts ripped
through a Pakistan Army arms depot on the outskirts of the federal capital Monday, injuring two persons, police officials
said.

The blasts at the arms depot in Sihala area, located
about 20 km from the garrison city of Rawalpindi, were
believed to be accidental in nature, TV news channels
reported.

The blasts damaged a building and triggered a fire.
Army troops and policemen cordoned off the area and
prevented people and media from approaching the arms depot.
Witnesses said they had seen several ambulances leaving the arms depot and going to a nearby military
hospital.

Police officials told the media that at least two persons were injured.

No further details were immediately available.

Several government buildings, including a police
training centre and facilities linked to Pakistan`s nuclear
programme, are located in the Sihala area which is heavily
guarded.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 14:01

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